What are the guidelines for presenting a poster?
- Posters should be 36” X 48” in size. If they are pre-printed as a single sheet, they can be rolled in a tube for transportation. The display can also consist of individual 8-1/2” X 11” sheets that are designed to be arranged on a 36” X 48” poster board. The display area will have high top tables and easels. Tri-fold poster boards and adhesive will be provided to mount your display.
- The minimum recommended font size is 20 point. Titles and Headers should be double or triple this size. Use of color, graphs, and images is encouraged. The goal is a poster that can be read from a distance of 3 – 6 feet away.
- The text should be as succinct as possible — preferably in outline or tabular form. Remember that viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions if they want more detail. When designing your poster, graphic representations work better than text. Graphs and diagrams are examples. Avoid paragraphs of text.
- Many websites exist with tools to help you format your poster. Click here for an example.
- Handouts with information about your project may be placed on the display table. Bring a minimum of 100 copies of any handout material.
- The tables will also have space for a laptop or similar to display or demo elements of your project. The poster session area will have wi-fi but not power strips. However, a computer demo is an optional supplement to your poster session. A computer demo does not substitute for designing an effective poster.
- The content of your poster and handout materials should also be uploaded to Quality Matters in digital format for inclusion with other conference presentations for web access following the conference. The file format should be a Word, PowerPoint, or PDF document. Any handout files should also be uploaded.